Assembling Against Austerity

Kirklees Green Party member Adrian Cruden reports from the People’s Assembly Against Austerity in London on Saturday 22nd June

Four thousand people from a wide range of progressive political parties, trade unions, community groups and individuals gathered at Methodist Central Hall in London on Saturday 21st June to launch the People’s Assembly Against Austerity – perhaps the largest gathering to discuss alternatives to the current neoliberal economics being pursued by the Coalition and, seemingly, endorsed by Ed Miliband’s Labour Party. Greens were in strong evidence as speakers, organisers and attendees, and Romayne Phoenix, former Green leadership candidate, chaired the opening session. Caroline Lucas, Natalie Bennett and Cllr Liz Wakefield spoke in breakout sessions on housing and green jobs.
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